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Cull the roos?

By johnboy - 14 June 2013 41

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41 Responses to
Cull the roos?
Primal 4:00 pm 14 Jun 13

Kangaroos: nature’s own white Commodores.

c_c™ 3:34 pm 14 Jun 13

Grimm said :

I’ll stick to the wheel brace. Must avenge car.

Keep in mind it is a Skoda.

Stevian 3:32 pm 14 Jun 13

Solidarity said :

Worlds stupidest animals.

Humans must certainly claim that distinction above all others

DrKoresh 3:20 pm 14 Jun 13

Fadden is full of roos, we often have a couple of big ones that come nap on our lawn in the warmer months, it’s just a fact that you have to be mindful of them when driving around the suburb. I don’t think Mat can really blame this on the delayed cull.

Solidarity 3:00 pm 14 Jun 13

Worlds stupidest animals.

Pitchka 2:32 pm 14 Jun 13

Human swims in ocean, get attacked by shark – human kills shark.
Human drives on road, hits kangaroo – kangaroo should kill human?

qbngeek 2:04 pm 14 Jun 13

Unfortunately you can cull as many roos as you like and they will still be on the road. As someone who encounters wildlife at least once a week (thankfully I am able to stop or get out of the way 99% of the time), I recommend you just keep your eyes peeled around dawn and dusk and remember that not even the inner suburbs are safe. I have been lucky and only had serious damage that needed repair from a wombat.

You should always stop and check on the animal, if it looks like it is about to die I send it on its way with the blunt side of the axe in the boot. If it is injured, but can be saved I will either call Wildcare or, if it is small enough (echidnas) bundle it up in a towel and take it to the nearest town. The police in small towns have always pointed me in the direction of the local vet or called someone to come and get it.

BimboGeek 2:02 pm 14 Jun 13

Why don’t you try looking where you’re going? I live in the inner north and know to slow right down when passing parks and you can’t even wrap your head around the idea of a little wildlife out in the outer suburbs?

I hope you don’t go for a drive in the country and get a puncture from driving over an echidna or take out your suspension on a wombat?

FreddyVegan 1:56 pm 14 Jun 13

MissChief said :

FreddyVegan said :

How was the poor kangaroo?? I hope they stopped and checked

They were probably too angry about the roo hitting them. Don’t like the attitude frankly. A number of times now I’ve found myself calling the ranger to relieve injured animals of their suffering thanks to people like this.

It’s not like the roo wanted to be fricken hit by a car. If a kangaroo is lying there in agony after you have just wiped it out with your car the least you can do is put it out if its misery or stay and make sure the ranger does come. Rangers can take hours.

Grimm 1:50 pm 14 Jun 13

FreddyVegan said :

Grimm said :

FreddyVegan said :

How was the poor kangaroo?? I hope they stopped and checked

Yeah, the decent thing to do is to at least stop and finish it off with a wheel brace.

Yes, I agree if it looks like it’s a goner. If it looks like it can be saved, then it’s a good idea to call

Wildcare 24/7 Hotline- Phone: 02 6299-1966

I’ll stick to the wheel brace. Must avenge car.

FreddyVegan 1:47 pm 14 Jun 13

Grimm said :

FreddyVegan said :

How was the poor kangaroo?? I hope they stopped and checked

Yeah, the decent thing to do is to at least stop and finish it off with a wheel brace.

Yes, I agree if it looks like it’s a goner. If it looks like it can be saved, then it’s a good idea to call

Wildcare 24/7 Hotline- Phone: 02 6299-1966

MissChief 1:44 pm 14 Jun 13

FreddyVegan said :

How was the poor kangaroo?? I hope they stopped and checked

They were probably too angry about the roo hitting them. Don’t like the attitude frankly. A number of times now I’ve found myself calling the ranger to relieve injured animals of their suffering thanks to people like this.

Grimm 1:41 pm 14 Jun 13

FreddyVegan said :

How was the poor kangaroo?? I hope they stopped and checked

Yeah, the decent thing to do is to at least stop and finish it off with a wheel brace.

FreddyVegan 1:31 pm 14 Jun 13

How was the poor kangaroo?? I hope they stopped and checked

bugmenot 1:17 pm 14 Jun 13

wow, that’s an evil roo. def needs to be culled.
So the car was just sitting there, with the wife and baby in it, and the roo hopped up to it and started smashing it!?

But in seriousness – I very much disagree with the way that is worded. You were the one doing the driving and the hitting, the roo did the dieing. Hopefully your insurance will help you out with the car, and the three of you are emotionally fine – It’s not a pleasant experience.

… Regardless of whether there are too many roos around or not.
As I have not have had any negative roo-encounters in Canberra for a while, I will leave that opinion to the professionals already on the case.

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